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The Kaufman Center is open; emerging soprano Deborah Lifton gives a recital this Saturday night…Also open for business, the Duane Street Hotel, a new boutique property…Soon you won't have Philippe de Montebello to pour his dulcet tones into your Acoutiguided ears any more, but you can make a hedge against deflation with the DVD he made with Charlie Rose, talking about Vermeer…NYC Restaurant Week is coming up soon.

indie rock… Friday: NYC's Excepter gets noisy and experimental at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Monday: Epic and swirling psych-rockers The Mars Volta jam out Terminal 5. Just announced…3/18 & 3/19: The Mountain Goats. 4/2: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. 4/11: Nada Surf. [Photo: Emily Wilson]

restaurants… 5 Hot Reservations:
Allen & Delancey
Bar Blanc
Bar Boulud

movie… Though Juno won our poll yesterday of current movie faves, several readers said Persepolis was at the top of their list right now. Mark Hurst, who knows a thing or two about good experiences, wrote: "I'd respectfully submit that Persepolis should have been in that survey—an outstanding movie that I think MUG readers would really enjoy—maybe even more than all of the others on the list."

photography… At the Klompching Gallery, 111 Front [Washington/Adams] Bklyn 212.796.2070,
is showing Lisa M. Robinson's extraordinary images of snow and ice in a show called "Snowbound." Ms. Robinson has a book out by the same name, and you can see some of the images here.

design… On Sunday at the Noguchi Museum, 2pm, a talk called The Market for Mid-Twentieth-Century Modern Design: An Insider's View. The panel of mid-century experts will include Richard Wright, Director of the specialty auction house Wright in Chicago, Eames Demetrios, filmmaker, artist and Director of the Eames Office Gallery in Santa Monica, California, and Benjamin Pardo, Director of Design at the office design company Knoll. John Berry, design historian and former Vice President of Communications at the furniture company Herman Miller, will moderate the discussion.

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